Myanmar toughens stance against money laundering, terror financing

THE FINANCIAL Investigation Unit (FIU) is stepping up its awareness-raising activities to combat money laundering and terrorist financing in Myanmar. The move is aimed at supporting the new government’s vow to tackle corruption and maintain the country’s growth momentum. Pol Colonel Kyaw Win Thein, deputy chief of the FIU and head of the anti-financial crime […]

Telenor will partner with INGO on ‘tele-medicine’ services

Telenor Myanmar and the non-profit health organisation Marie Stopes International announced last week that they will be partnering on an initiative to connect isolated communities with healthcare professionals via smartphone. Initially the project will be focused on young children and expectant mothers, according to a joint statement from the partners, but they plan to eventually […]

Yangon start-up will launch maternity app with Ooredoo

On June 26th, Ooredoo Myanmar announced that, in partnership with the Yangon based company Ko Ko Tech, they would be providing a free maternal health app for all Ooredoo costumers following their network’s launch later this year. Using the app, expectant mothers will receive three notifications per week in Myanmar language offering advice on how […]